Student Loses Motivation
When a student doesn’t succeed with some trick in pole dancing, he often loses motivation to drill it.
He may even grumble about it and avoid any new attempt to perform this element.
The trainer’s job is to save the student from frustration and find an approach to him.
Therefore he must be tactful, convincing and creative.
First of all, let a student calm down. His emotions will prevent him from hearing you and hamper the performance of the trick.
Further, explain to him why he needs this element, its role in training and which goals it may help to achieve.
For example, the inside trip is a basic element and is needed for learning many other elements.
Explain to the student that many elements require more time for drilling than others.
If the trick fails, it does not mean that the attempts were in vain; the skill is being acquired, the body gets used to the new forms, while the strength and agility grow.
Supply an example from life, for instance from your practice.
The stories from the trainer’s life are always inspiring since for your student you are a superman who succeeds in everything at the first go.
When, finally, the student is again ready for drilling the element, try to help him.
Explain and show once more, adding supportive elements and noting any progress in learning.
Such an approach will make it much easier for the student to drill the elements that don’t come to him at the first attempt.